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    Question Words Often Confused?

    1. After eating, blood sugar levels rise/arise.
    2. Before eating a banana you have to remove/delete/extract/take out the skin.
    3. My gran has artificial/fake/false/counterfeit teeth.
    4. Runners usually have bony/skin/thin/lean body athletics bodies.
    5. Harmful bacteria are the most common cause of food-borne disease/sicknesses.
    6. A 74 year-old woman was pronounced death at the scene/sight of the accident.
    7. He's at hospital recovering from a surgery/operation on his leg.
    8. He broke his arm and now has it in plaster/bandage.
    9. Scientists haven't discovered a cure/treatment for a common cold.
    10. A bone fracture/damage is a break in a bone.
    11. The children ward/chamber at the hospital is being renovated.
    12. There are a lot of cures/treatments/medicines/remedies to help you if you are in pain.
    13. My ankle is swollen/enlarged/puffed/expanded and it hurts when i walk.

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    Re: Words Often Confused?

    Quote Originally Posted by Christin93 View Post
    1. After eating, blood sugar levels rise/arise.
    2. Before eating a banana, you have to remove/delete/extract/take out/take off the skin.
    3. My gran has artificial/fake/false/counterfeit teeth.
    4. Runners usually have bony/skinny/thin/lean body athletics bodies.
    5. Harmful bacteria are the most common cause of food-borne disease/sicknesses.
    6. A 74 year-old woman was pronounced death dead at the scene/sight/site of the accident.
    7. He's at hospital recovering from a surgery/ an operation on his leg.
    8. He broke his arm and now has it in plaster/bandage.
    9. Scientists haven't discovered a cure/treatment for a common cold.
    10. A bone fracture/damage is a break in a bone.
    11. The children's ward/chamber at the hospital is being renovated.
    12. There are a lot of cures/treatments/medicines/remedies to help you if you are in pain.
    13. My ankle is swollen/enlarged/puffed/expanded and it hurts when i walk.
    I have made some corrections to the sentences and added a couple of choices. However, please tell us which word you think is correct in each sentence (and why), then we will look and comment.

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    Question Re: Words Often Confused?

    1. After eating, blood sugar levels arise.
    2. Before eating a banana you have to remove the skin.
    3. My gran has false teeth.
    4. Runners usually have lean body athletics bodies.
    5. Harmful bacteria are the most common cause of food-borne disease.
    6. A 74 year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
    7. He's at hospital recovering from a surgery on his leg.
    8. He broke his arm and now has it in plaster
    9. Scientists haven't discovered a treatment for a common cold.
    10. A bone fracture is a break in a bone.
    11. The children's ward at the hospital is being renovated.
    12. There are a lot of remedies to help you if you are in pain.
    13. My ankle is swollen and it hurts when i walk.

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    Re: Words Often Confused?

    Quote Originally Posted by Christin93 View Post
    1. After eating, blood sugar levels arise. Incorrect. Blood sugar levels rise. "Arise" means to stand up from a sitting/kneeling/squatting position.
    2. Before eating a banana you have to remove the skin. Correct. (Also "take off").
    3. My gran has false teeth. Correct.
    4. Runners usually have lean bodies OR athletics bodies. Correct use of "lean" but you need to pluralise bodies. We don't add a plural "s" to adjectives so it's "athletic".
    5. Harmful bacteria are the most common cause of food-borne disease. Correct.
    6. A 74 year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Correct.
    7. He's at hospital recovering from a surgery on his leg. Actually, both the choices were correct, but you only use the indefinite article for "an operation". If you use "surgery" then it's simply "recovering from surgery".
    8. He broke his arm and now has it in plaster. Correct.
    9. Scientists haven't discovered a treatment for a common cold. Incorrect. There are many treatments for the common cold, all of which make the sufferer feel a little better but, so far, there is no cure.
    10. A bone fracture is a break in a bone. Correct.
    11. The children's ward at the hospital is being renovated. Correct.
    12. There are a lot of remedies to help you if you are in pain. Correct, but treatments and medicines also work.
    13. My ankle is swollen and it hurts when I walk. Correct.
    See above.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-Aug-2010 at 19:08. Reason: Typo

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    Re: Words Often Confused?

    what is the difference between
    Blood sugar level rise/raise ?
    Thank You.

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    Re: Words Often Confused?

    Rise is correct. It is the intransitive verb. '...levels go up.'

    Raise is the transitive verb. 'In the high jump we raise (lift up) the bar.'

    Rover

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